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Drakesbad Guest Ranch


  • A true back-to-nature experience
  • Great for family adventures


  • Accessible only via a partially paved road leading out of Chester

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

With propane furnaces and kerosene lamps, everything about this century-old property harkens back to a simpler time. Meals, casual during the day and rather elegant in the evening, are included in the rates; nonguests also may call ahead and reserve meals. Reservations are hard to secure at this popular spot, but they may be made up to two years in advance via the ranch's website.

Hotel Information


End of Warner Valley Rd., Chester, California, 96020, United States



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed mid Oct.–early June
  • 19 rooms
  • Rate includes All meals

Updated 04/29/2014

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